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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-07-2010, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Bodie, is it really a Ghost Town?

First things first. I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend.
IF not, well, you can read about mine, it was great.
Traveling with rrounds is a must do for any member. Never a dull moment with this guy.
I just wish I could get arond the copyright he has on his mug
He knows all the best places to stop and now that he knows I am still
taking pictures of county signs, he points em out for me.
This particular coffee stop located on hwy 88 right on the county lines of
Amador and Alpine (MS Streets shows, Amador, Alpine and Eldorado) ?



All together we went through 8 of California's counties on our short
500 mile RT to Bodie. Starting out in Placer county then to Sacramento county
and Eldorado,Amador,Alpine,Mono,Tuolumne and Calaveras counties.

Now you just gotta love this picture, read the sign in front of the truck.
I had to make sure rrounds was disguised so no one would know it was
him CLIMBING on the truck.

For a ghost town, Bodie was packed with tourist's, so is it really a ghost town?
We met a chap from the UK whom chatted quite a bit with the spyderman.

This is not a picture of rrounds taking a picture of me in the old out house
while I am taking a picture of spyderman and a ghost

Random shot from within the museum out the front door.

Probably the neatest thing in the museum was this Hearse, depending of
course how soon one might think it will be before they need it.

The spyderman must have ran out of steam, cuz he just plopped his
carcass down in front of the museum.

Time to say goodbye to Spyderman, lucky any of us have any teeth left after
two and a half miles of the washboard gravel and rock road leading into
and out of Bodie.

It was a great time and ride. Ya just gotta love the High Sierra









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Great pic's and story. Looks like you three had a great time. Enjoyed the PhotoShop head pic's.


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I told ya, all you had to do was pick up the pace and it gets smoother as you go faster.

Had a good ride for the LAST ride(for a while), my shoulder hurt when I got home but it was a good hurt if you know what I mean. I hope to be back in the saddle in 5 to 6 weeks. So we can do this again for the Fall colors.
Hwy 108 is one of my very favorite roads to ride and getting there on Hwy's 88 and 395 ain't bad either.
Next time let's stop in Walker for lunch.

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ASR:
Great pic's and story. Looks like you three had a great time. Enjoyed the PhotoShop head pic's.
Glad ya enjoyed the artwork.

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I told ya, all you had to do was pick up the pace and it gets smoother as you go faster.

Had a good ride for the LAST ride(for a while), my shoulder hurt when I got home but it was a good hurt if you know what I mean. I hope to be back in the saddle in 5 to 6 weeks. So we can do this again for the Fall colors.
Hwy 108 is one of my very favorite roads to ride and getting there on Hwy's 88 and 395 ain't bad either.
Next time let's stop in Walker for lunch.ROD
To bad about that layup with the arm thing. I will be heading to Hawthorn sometime next week. Picking up a traveling baton in Sac on the 9th, where I will rush it to the Capital for a photo shoot.
After which I will schedule a hand off to my cousin then zip it over to Carson City for another photo shoot before I hand it off to him. Then it's up to him to find a rider to carry it to the next state capital.
I am curious to see if this fizzles out like the gnomes did.








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I could see the pic's now I don't, how come?

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Wife and I rode my Venture into bode many years ago, I thought they shoud've named the road after Teddy Rosevelt.......ROUGH RIDING S O B.
some potholes were (I swear over two feet deep............
Glad you all had a great ride, good pictures, Rod, you should were a getup like that to surgery.............

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I could see the pic's now I don't, how come?

ROD
Rod, did you post some pictures? I don't' see them either.
But, while I am already into another post I may as well append an interesting
part of the ride that I left out.
Half way down highway 108 Rod pulled into a state campground to use the loo. So we just parked the bikes in the street, but as far off to the side as we could.

Meanwhile a park ranger pulls in and looking right at me. I figure he is about
to tell me there is a day use fee. But to my surprise he say's,
"You guys can't park here, I am going to have to ticket you", at this point
I was thinking, crap!! I didn't expect a ticket. Then the ranger added
"and confiscate that red goldwing". Now at this point I am between fear and relief,
then Rod laughs, then the ranger began laughing, and finally I managed a weak smile.
We had a nice long chat with the ranger telling us about when he did a
similar stunt with some women campers. Telling them he had complaints
about all the noise they made during the night and would have to ticket them.

Now I think I know how Arlo Guthrie might have felt when he was sent to
the group "W" bench.

At first scared, but then everyone begins to loosen up and joke around.








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Looks like a great ride thanks for the pic's.
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